Don’t underestimate “sleep drooling”, if it happens often, or the body is suggesting these 6 problems

“Sleep drooling means sleep soundly! Don’t always listen to other people’s nonsense.”

Uncle Xu, 50 years old, has been drooling in his sleep recently. When he wakes up, his pillow is often wet and smells bad. This was disgusted by Uncle Xu’s wife, and they both began to sleep in separate beds.

Not long ago, Uncle Xu’s wife heard that drooling while sleeping was a sign ofstroke, I was worried now, and urged Uncle Xu to go to the hospital many times, but Uncle Xu felt that his wife was making a fuss, and drooling during sleep is such a normal thing, only when he sleeps soundly saliva.

Drooling while sleeping, could it be a disease Woolen cloth? Xiao Miao will share with you two cases.

01. Crooked mouth drooling in exchange for paralysis< /p>

47-year-old Xiao Zhang likes to smoke, and often stays up late because of work. Not long ago, he found that every morning he woke up with a puddle of saliva, and hismouth was a little crooked, and his hands and feet were still numb.

When he realized something was wrong, he went to find a folk remedy. After eating for a few days, the condition did not improve but worsened, andwas already paralyzed in bed.

The family found out and sent to the hospital, and was diagnosed withstroke, Because he missed the best time for treatment, Xiao Zhang could only sit in a wheelchair for the rest of his life, unable to take care of himself.

02. See a doctor in time, Completely cured

28-year-old Dongdong, always at work will drool. Colleagues found that his mouth was crooked and suggested that he go to the hospital in time.

Dongdong listened to the advice, and the examination found that his middle cerebral artery was narrowed, and his frequent drooling was justTransient ischemic attack. Fortunately, the doctor was seen in time, the condition was under control, and he recovered and was discharged from the hospital without leaving any sequelae.

1. Why Does anyone drool while sleeping?

There are parotid glands, submandibular glands and sublingual glands in the human mouth , they work non-stop, salivating.

Usually, healthy adults secrete about 1000 to 1500 ml of saliva per day. The secretion of saliva is controlled by the autonomic nervous system and is an unconscious process. Even without any stimulation, about 30 ml of saliva can be secreted per hour.

Sometimes we smell our own saliva,We will find it smelly. In fact, the saliva itself does not emit a foul smell, and even has a little sweetness, but when the saliva comes into contact with the air, it will emit a fishy smell.

This is mainly because more than 98% of saliva is water, and the rest is some containing< span>digestive enzymes and other substances, after exposure to air. The water evaporates quickly, and at this time, various enzymes in the saliva andMicroorganisms in the air react upon contact, producingodor.

When we are awake, we will I keep swallowing, so I often don’t feel the presence of saliva. After sleeping, the muscles of the whole body relax, the mouth opens, and the saliva will flow down. With the degeneration of the elderly’s physical function. Mouth and facial muscles relax, making it easier to drool while sleeping.

In addition, ifsleeping position is wrong,or Mouth breathing while sleeping,may also cause drool during sleep.

Second, drool during sleep means a sound sleep? If it happens often, or the body is suggesting these 6 problems

Occasional drooling is usually normal and can be relieved by changing sleeping positions or trying to breathe through the mouth Improvement, but if drooling is frequent, vigilance may be a signal of disease.

Oral disease: occurrence caries , periodontal disease, inflammation and other oral diseases, the secretion of saliva will increase, it is more likely to cause drooling, and it is accompanied by bad breath. At this time, bacteria continue to multiply in the oral cavity. If things go on like this, it may affect the health of the whole body and cause gastrointestinal diseases, coronary heart disease and other diseases. It is recommended to seek medical treatment in time.

Rhinitis: If not only drooling but also nasal congestion occurs during sleep, This may be rhinitis. Since the nose cannot breathe, oxygen can only be breathed through the mouth, so the saliva flows out more easily under the action of gravity. If it affects daily life, treatment is recommended to prevent rhinitis from aggravating.

Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease: Patients with gastroesophageal reflux disease often experience excessive salivation, which is mainly due to the food in the stomach The backflow of gastric acid and other contents into the esophagus and other parts of the stomach may cause increased saliva reflex secretion, which makes it easier to drool during sleep.

Arteriosclerosis: If arteriosclerosis occurs, brain and muscle defects Oxygen and ischemia will also cause facial muscles to relax at this time, affecting swallowing function. If you also have symptoms such as chest tightness, chest pain, dizziness and headache, palpitation, palpitation, insomnia and dreaminess, you should pay more attention, especially if you have three Groups with high chronic diseases.

Stroke warning signs:Frequent drooling, with crooked corners of the mouth, slurred speech Symptoms such as dizziness, headache, limb numbness, etc., the possibility of stroke is suspected.

Parkinson’s disease:Parkinson’s disease affects all areas of the body, including chewing and swallowing. The swallowing function of patients with Parkinson’s will become worse, and the swallowing of saliva will not be timely. Moreover, after some nerves are damaged, it may also cause excessive saliva secretion.

If accompanied bylimb trembling, sleep disturbance, abnormal sense of smell, bad temper Wait, it is recommended to go to the neurology department to check the possibility of Parkinson.

Third, improve sleep drooling, pay attention to 4 details< /h1>

There are many factors that cause drooling while sleeping. It is recommended to listen to the doctor’s advice for disease problems. If disease or drug factors are ruled out, if you want to improve drooling while sleeping, You can pay attention to four aspects.

First, change your sleeping position

When you sleep on your stomach or on your side, affected by gravity, the parotid gland is easily compressed and the secretion of saliva increases. In addition, it is difficult to swallow while sleeping, and the saliva flows out more easily. It is recommended to change the sleeping position to sleeping on the back.

Second, avoid using your mouth Breathing

If you have the habit of breathing through your mouth, you can do some closed-mouth exercises, such as whistling, blowing a small trumpet, or occasionally eating Chewing gum for bubble blowing practice.

On the other hand, if it is a stuffy nose caused by a cold. You can choose to take cold medicine to relieve the symptoms of nasal congestion and runny nose, and avoid nasal congestion and mouth breathing. Specific medication must follow the doctor’s advice, do not blindly use medication.

Third, change medicine< /strong>

Certain drugs can cause abnormal excitement of the sympathetic nerves, causing the brain to send false signals, resulting in increased salivation, such as central nervous system lobe drugs.

Fourth, prepare before going to bed

DinnerDon’t eat too greasy or spicy food, as well as strong tea, coffee, chocolate. These foods tend to reduce the pressure on the sphincter and make gastroesophageal reflux more likely. Try not to eat three hours before bedtime. Walk around after meals

In short, You always drool at night. You can try to improve it by adjusting your sleeping position and avoiding mouth breathing. If the situation does not improve and you still have certain symptoms, you should seek medical attention in time to find out the cause, so as not to miss the signal of the disease.

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